Capital Campaign Launched Annual Report of Giving
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Dear Friends of Trocaire, This has truly been a pivotal year for Trocaire College, thanks to our many donors, friends, alumni, business partners and foundations who believe in the mission of the college. It is a mission that is continually inspired by the Sisters of Mercy who founded Trocaire in 1958. This past fall semester, Trocaire experienced its largest full-time enrollment in the history of the college. While this continued growth provides numerous opportunities for the college, it also presents many challenges. The need for updated classrooms and equipment, a renovated facility, and a strong endowment are critically important to the future of Trocaire College. To meet the demands of our growing institution, we have embarked on a capital campaign entitled the Campaign to Inspire Hope. The direct beneficiaries of this campaign initiative are our students. For them, and for all of us who support the mission of Trocaire College, the Campaign to Inspire Hope will invest in the future by providing funds for projects and programs that are crucial to the success of that mission. The next few pages of Trends will outline some of the details of the campaign. Trocaire’s strategic planning process has identified five major goals to guide our college into the future. This process will assist Trocaire in preserving and enhancing the academic quality of our institution for current and future students. You will find more strategic plan information in this Trends issue. I invite you to partner with us as we prepare our college for the future. The Campaign to Inspire Hope will move our college forward. On behalf of the entire college community, I thank you for all you do for Trocaire College. With your continued support and prayers, I know we can meet our goals for the future. Sincerely,
Paul B. Hurley, Jr., Ph.D. President
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Table of Contents
President’s Message ....................................................................................... 2 Capital Campaign Launched.......................................................................... 4 In Memoriam ................................................................................................. 9 Annual Report of Donors............................................................................. 11 Campus News .............................................................................................. 15 Strategic Planning Process........................................................................... 18 Alumni News ............................................................................................... 22 Trustees’ Scholarship Reception .................................................................. 24
Cover Photo… A new student courtyard is on the horizon as part of the college’s capital campaign vision for the future. The cover of Trends depicts a rendering of the Trocaire College courtyard proposed by the architectural design firm of Trautman & Associates. This new courtyard area would include a clock-bell tower, an arts performance shelter, a courtyard theater-in-the-round, and a café kiosk that would extend into the courtyard from an inside student café. Permanent benches, gardens and brick walkways will fill the interior of the courtyard creating a warm and inviting space for Trocaire Students to enjoy.
Photo’s this page: (pictured top to bottom) Capital Campaign Chair, Anthony Diina, Margaret L. Wendt Foundation Secretary, Robert Kresse, and Dr. V. Roger Lalli on a recent visit to the Dr. V. Roger Lalli Gallery; Trocaire employees Joe Yonder, Sr. Norine Truax, Kathy Popielski, Patty Cieslik, Michele Peters, Janet Guda and Marian Meyers participated in the 2005 United Way Day of Caring; Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society members Kate Clarkson, Ashwariya Ghai, Jaci Brachmann, and Lindsay Szewczyk collected food and money for the South Buffalo Community table; and Mary Ann Chernowski and former Trocaire Professor James Strickland (1970-1984) and his wife Kathleen, attended the First Trocaire Staff and Faculty Reunion.
Trends is published twice annually for alumni and friends of Trocaire College by the Institutional Advancement Office Trocaire College 360 Choate Avenue Buffalo, NY 14220 TEL: (716) 826-1200 Advancement Office: (716) 821-1210 www.trocaire.edu John A. Vecchio Executive Director for Institutional Advancement Kathy Popielski Director of College Communications & Trends Editor Patrick Hulsman Associate Director for Advancement Marian Meyers Director of Corporate, Foundation & Governmental Relations Patricia Cieslik Office Coordinator, Institutional Advancement Photography: Kathy Popielski Michelle Rutan
Capital Campaign News Inspire Hope Campaign Gains Momentum
By John A. Vecchio, MBA Dear Friends, Trocaire is truly blessed with benefactors and foundations that believe in the wisdom of investing in a college with a proud history of empowering persons who are economically challenged, and by extension, empowering Western New York. As the college’s chief advancement officer, I am delighted to say that our capital campaign, Inspire Hope, is off to a strong start! As announced by Dr. Paul B. Hurley, Jr. last spring, our dream to address the college’s future needs has moved from the “organizational phase” to the “active phase” and has been met with enthusiastic support. Much of this enthusiasm eminates from our capital campaign chair, Anthony N. Diina, Metrodata Services President and Owner. In announcing the campaign, Dr. Hurley noted, “We are delighted to have such a dynamic community leader of Anthony Diina’s caliber. His leadership skills, business acumen, and commitment to community service are tremendous assets to our campaign and will help us raise the needed funds.” Many of our friends have expressed interest about Inspire Hope and, understandably, have questions about this large-scale undertaking. Here is a sample of what we have been asked: Q1: What is the goal of the Inspire Hope Campaign? Our capital campaign has transitioned from an initial $1.2 million target to its present $3.5 million goal. A project of this undertaking doesn’t happen overnight and takes the combined resources of the Board of Trustees, the Campaign Committee, Administration, Faculty, Staff and of course, our donors, to become a reality. Q2: What are the major projects of the Campaign? Inspire Hope seeks to be able to fund the following
Building Tomorrow Begins Today!
projects intended to enhance student life and educational opportunities: • $1.5 million to strengthen endowments and scholarships supporting a diverse student body. • $500,000 for the upgrade and renovation of the Radiology instructional laboratory (Imaging) including additional modernized imaging equipment. Trocaire has one of the only accredited Radiologic programs in Western New York. • $1 million to renovate the 1953 facility including air conditioning in our nursing labs and lower level classrooms, necessary handicapped access, a student commons “Village Square” concept including a revamped courtyard for student life, arts, and cultural activities. • $500,000 for academic updates to technology for healthcare and liberal arts programs such as SMART classrooms and various equipment and instrumentation enhancements.
Moira Moldenhauer ’74, Anthony Diina, Karen & Richard Penfold
Proposed Radiation Laboratory Renovation
Q3: How much has been raised to date? Under the dynamic leadership of our Campaign Chair, Anthony N. Diina, along with our Honorary Co-Chairs, the Sisters of Mercy and Karen and Richard Penfold, we are proud to announce that we have 100% participation from the college’s Board of Trustees and 100% participation from the President’s Cabinet. Campaign committee members have
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pledged strong support as well as the college’s faculty and staff. To date, the campaign has raised over $2,000,000 in gifts and matching grants. We are currently at 61% of our target. Q4: Why is a Campaign important now? To be at this point of announcing our “second ever” campaign is really the result of a carefully planned and collaborative journey. After careful consideration and planning, the college’s Board of Trustees and our President have articulated a vision for the future. Compelled by this vision, and the college’s continuous pursuit of educational excellence, the Trocaire Family is embarking on an extraordinary advancement project to invest in the college’s capabilities and its commitment to Mercy values. The direct beneficiaries of this campaign are our students.
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Q5: What makes Trocaire College unique? In our history, Trocaire has offered: • The first private college Associate Degree Nursing Program in WNY. • The first Associate Degree Program in Early Childhood Education in WNY. • The first Evening Nursing program in WNY. • The ONLY degree in Network Administration in WNY. • The first and only remaining Associate Degree Radiologic Technology program in Erie County. As the only Mercy College in Western New York, Trocaire is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. With over 1,100 students entering in the fall of 2005, we are approaching our highest student enrollment ever. Additionally, 94% of the class of 2004 found work or study in their field upon graduation, and most importantly to our community, 98% live and work in the Buffalo, WNY area. Q6: How can I help? Your gifts and pledges of support can be made outright or payable over a period of five years. All gifts are tax deductible and will receive appropriate donor credit and recognition throughout the campaign. Your generosity will ensure generations of students will benefit from the corporal and spiritual works of Mercy that is the legacy of Catherine McAuley, the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy. We offer our sincere gratitude to those who have already pledged a gift to Inspire Hope and encourage your questions and comments. For more specific information on making a gift that will impact lives, we invite you to contact John Vecchio or Patrick Hulsman in the Office of Institutional Advancement at (716) 821-1210.
Capital Campaign News
Spotlight on Maureen Canney
By John A. Vecchio When we think of the notable philanthropists who have helped shape our country, names like Carnegie, Mellon and Wendt easily come to mind. Defined as “promoting the happiness of others through charitable donations,” the literal greek translation for philanthropist sums it up like this: “the love of humankind.” Well, if you are inclined to think that we don’t have good people like that around anymore, you are in for a delightful surprise. You see we have living examples of this noble group right here in our own neighborhood. Today, it is my pleasure to introduce you to one of them. Meet Maureen Canney. South Buffalo born and raised, her life’s work as a teacher is living proof that the “love of humankind” lives deep in her heart. Maureen credits the Sisters of Mercy for having a lasting impact on her life and values. A graduate of Mount Mercy Academy, Maureen devoted her life to working with students. An erstwhile educator, she spent fourteen years in the West Seneca School System as a school teacher, before assuming the role of Assistant Principal and Director of Special Education programs. It took a lot of love, patience and caring to do this kind of work. Despite this, Maureen always found time, and still does, to volunteer at her alma mater. Maureen has also volunteered her time to Trocaire, chairing the Tony Kenny Concert Committee for five years. A Mercy Associate for the past thirteen years, Maureen takes pride in knowing that she was the first local mercy lay associate co-director . A dear friend of former Trocaire College president, the late Sister Paracleta, RSM, Maureen credits her for introducing the mission of Trocaire to her. Today that role is carried on by our President Emeritus, Sister Barbara Ciarico, RSM. Unlike the many thousands of alumni who have directly benefited from the professional outreach of caring faculty and staff, Maureen has never attended Trocaire College. Yet she has given a generous gift to the college’s Inspire Hope capital campaign. When asked why she gives Maureen replies, “John, one of the biggest reasons I make gifts to Trocaire College is that your programs are so marketable and in demand for your student’s careers. I’m impressed with what Trocaire offers, and I keep up with what is happening around the college by reading Trends and your campaign newsletter, so I am very familiar with what is happening at the college.” All of us here at the college appreciate what Maureen and other benefactors and friends mentioned throughout this issue of Trends do for Trocaire College. As momentum continues to grow for our capital campaign, I know there are many others who feel as strongly as Maureen Canney about the legacy and mission of Trocaire College. I invite you to read Trends and take a moment to learn how Trocaire College is impacting lives by preparing healthcare professionals, liberal arts majors, and business career students for the universal community. Make a pledge and join the ranks of local philanthropists who make a difference!
Donor Profile –
Mary Przepasn iak Campus Suppor t Secretary 22 years at Troc aire College “Trocaire Colle ge has given m e many years of great experien ces in my job and also as a volunteer for many college pr ojects. It is inde ed true that ‘you gi ve and you will receive.’ Than k you Trocaire .”
n M. Lynn Sulliva beral Arts Director of Li aire College 17 years at Troc a hundred , I can think of “Like everyone dollars, but a thousand ways to spend portant than gs are more im some thin ait. My e things can’t w others, and som e” comes “Inspire Hop commitment to ge. Trocaire lief in the colle from my be re’s s lives. Trocai College change ts toward power studen mission, “to em gnity and enrichment, di personal of me of the value inds self-worth” rem nothing I can think of this campaign. g more thwhile, nothin e more wor ge is a gift to th re Colle urgent. Trocai ort this proud to supp community; I am endeavor.”
Lisa M. Kirisits Principal, Lisa M. Kirisits, CPA Trocaire Board of Trustee Member “With a Mission that embodies the Mercy tradition, it is easy to explain why I gave to Trocaire College’s Inspire Hope Campaign – I really believe in it!”
Kathy Popielsk i ’74 Director of Com munications 31 years at Troc aire College “I am giving to the Inspire Hop e capital campaig n because I am proud to be a pa rt of the Trocai re community – as an employee an d an alumna. Trocai re truly is a stud entcentered place of learning, an d I am happy to suppor t a campaign th at will directly be nefit our curren t and future students .”
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Trocaire Featured in Business First
October 14-20, 2005 Reprinted with permission of Business First
Fall 2005 Semester…
Connecting With More Students
The fall semester began on August 29 with a total student body of 1,137 students, an increase over the previous fall’s enrollment of 1,023. This is the largest overall enrollment since 1995, and represents an increase of 46% over Fall 2002. It is also a record full-time enrollment in the college’s forty-seven year history. In an effort to accommodate the expanding enrollment for the past fall semester, space was leased from St. Agatha’s Parish in South Buffalo. Practical nursing and registered nursing students were taught at this adjunct location. A snapshot of the class: 88% of the entering class was female. 28% of the population was minority. 62% were between the ages of 17 – 30. almost 40% reside in the City of Buffalo; the next largest groups are living in Cheektowaga, Hamburg, West Seneca and Lackawanna. Winter 2006 7
Around the College
First Honors Reception Held
By Dr. Amy DiMaio The Trocaire College Honors Program, launched last year, has grown to inspire creativity, innovation, and cultural enrichment in the college community. The last academic year ended with a total of five students in the program, and the following students attended the opening meeting on September 21, 2005: Julie Jemiolo, a student in the college’s nursing program; Elizabeth Stachewicz, a student in the liberal arts program; Lindsey Szewczyk, a student in the nursing program; and Miriam Roundtree, also a student in the nursing program. The theme of the Honors Program’s first year was mercy—the heart of Trocaire’s mission. Honors students wrote about, traced, researched and considered this theme in several Liberal Arts areas of study. The Honors students have completed or are currently working on Honors Options projects in the subject areas of Spanish, English Composition, Microbiology, Film as Literature, Women’s Literature, Psychology, Sociology, and History. Several members of Trocaire’s faculty have devoted themselves and their time in directing Honors Options. With the support, effort, and hard work of many liberal arts faculty members, Dr. Tim Allan, Professor Lynn Sullivan, Dr. Althea Porter, Dr. Susan Maloney, Professor Stephanie Piper, Professor Diane Wickham, Dr. Csaba Marosan, Professor Gerry Clark, and Shirley Lorigo, the Honors Program continues to make progress. This year, the Honors Seminar concerned the theme of Women in Literature, Society, and Culture. In September, the seminar centered on women in medicine and nursing, and in October, the focus shifted to discussion of women as political and social activists. November’s Honors Seminar addressed women in the military, and the final seminar meeting focused on a discussion of contemporary women writing about feminism in the context of today’s society, culture, sciences and the arts. The first annual Honors Reception was held on December 1, 2005. The Honors Reception began with introductions by Gabe DiMaio, Assistant Program Director at WBFO and local host for “All Things Considered.” Dr. Paul B. Hurley, President of 8 Trocaire Trends
Lindsey Szewczyk, Julie Jemiolo, Amy DiMaio, Ph.D. and Elizabeth Stachewicz
Trocaire College, spoke to the value of Honors Studies at the college and was followed by an inspiring talk given by Deborah Lynn Williams, the Western New York Regional Representative for United States Senator Charles Schumer. Ms. Williams addressed the topic of Women in Literature, Society, and Culture by discussing her background and experiences working in the areas of Molecular Biology at Roswell Park Memorial Institute and at the University at Buffalo Department of Preventative Medicine in Epidemiology and Community Health, along with her experiences working in local government with New York State Assemblyman Sam Hoyt, in The New Millennium Group, and now with Senator Schumer. The event continued with presentations by each of the Honors students: Elizabeth Stachewicz presented an analysis of research and scholarly insights about feminine stereotypes in Alcott’s Little Women; Lindsey Szewczyk directed a power point presentation about Alzheimer’s Disease; Julie Jemiolo discussed her inspired work on Bulimia and Anorexia; and Miriam Roundtree compared Contemporary to Classical music. The students were recognized for their achievements at the college and in the Honors Program, and the reception provided an opportunity for Honors students to invite guests into the college to celebrate their efforts and hard work. The reception was followed by a social gathering kindly catered by Troy Hengst, Director of Trocaire’s Hospitality program, to pay tribute to the students, faculty, staff, friends, and family who continually support, encourage, and inspire the Honors students and their endeavors. The Honors Program at Trocaire College was established and is overseen by Dr. Amy DiMaio; if anyone desires information about the program, please contact Dr. DiMaio at 827-4350.
Around the College In Memoriam
Sister Nancy McNulty, RSM 1942 – 2005
Sr. Nancy McNulty, former vice president of academic affairs, died May 6 at the age of 62. A Sister of Mercy for more than 44 years, Sr. Nancy entered the Sisters of Mercy on September 8, 1960 and professed her vows on June 28, 1963. She spent the majority of her career in education – as a classroom teacher for grades 5-12, as an elementary and high school principal and also as an Associate Director for the Catholic School Administration Association of New York State. Prior to coming to Trocaire in 2001, Sr. Nancy spent eight years as the Principal of St. Teresa’s School in South Buffalo. But Sr. Nancy was not a stranger to Trocaire prior to her appointment as chief academic officer. She served on the college’s Board of Trustees from 1996-2000 and as the board liaison to the Middle States Steering Committee during Trocaire’s re-accreditation. Sr. Nancy was most proud of her Trocaire College alumni status – she graduated in 1964 when the college prepared young religious sisters for careers in education and health care. Sr. Nancy continued her education earning a bachelor’s degree at Medaille College and a master’s in education at Niagara University. She was a doctoral candidate at the University of Rochester at the time of her death. In an interview with Sr. Nancy in 2004, she was asked what interested her in the position of chief academic officer at a two-year college. Sr. Nancy replied, “The opportunity to work with faculty and academics on another level in the educational community. I felt that the position would allow me the opportunity to broaden my education background by working in a college environment.” You see for Sr. Nancy, Trocaire College was not just a place of employment – it was a part of her life. Thomas Mitchell, Academic Vice President, paraphrased a message that Sr. Nancy often repeated, “I love where I am in life. From every aspect I relish my work at the college: the students, the faculty and administration. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else but here, doing what I am doing.” The best part of Sr. Nancy’s day was getting to know the people that she worked with. Sr. Nancy will be remembered for her commitment to education and her passion for her ministry. Her Trocaire family will always remember her cheerful smile and her willingness to always lend a listening ear. Sr. Nancy’s presence is deeply missed on the Trocaire campus.
James M. Lanz 1916 – 2005
The Trocaire community said goodbye to a dear friend, colleague and benefactor James M. Lanz. Jim died on July 20 at the age of 88. Jim began his career as a classroom teacher in the Toledo Public Schools, St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute and the Buffalo Public Schools. He quickly rose through the Buffalo ranks to become Supervisor of English, Director of Language Arts, Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education and, finally, Associate Superintendent for Instructional Services. Lanz joined Trocaire College in 1971 accepting the position of vice president for academic affairs, and in 1980, he was appointed to executive vice president, serving as chief academic officer and adviser to the president. Jim received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Canisius College, where he was named a distinguished alumnus and placed on the college’s Wall of Honor. He also received an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University of Sarasota in Florida. Jim Lanz was also awarded the Trocaire President’s Medal of Honor and the Trocaire College Board of Trustee’s recognized him at a 1983 dinner celebrating the 25th anniversary of the college. The program book for that evening spoke so eloquently of the Jim Lanz we all knew. It read, “Jim, the educator, is a story by himself but, he has been selected for honor by the College, both as an educator and a man. If somewhat short of stature, he is a giant to all who know him. He is a man of deep personal conviction in every responsibility which he undertakes and he is the type of leader who stands out as much in the crowd as apart from the crowd. The excellence of his personal character is matched by the excellence of his ability, his judgment, capacity for work and pride in performance. He gives 100% of himself to every task which he undertakes. His loyalty to Trocaire is matched only by his loyalty to family and friends.” The Trocaire College community honors Jim Lanz’s many accomplishments and his memory. He is survived by his wife Margaret (Peg), who taught English at Trocaire, seven children, sixteen grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Jim and his family will always have a special place in our hearts. Winter 2006 9
Around the College
Top Right: Alumni Julie Smith ’03, ’05, Angela Hughes ’04, and Charlie Brant ’05 enjoy the 2nd Annual Alumni Health Walk. Top Left: The joy of graduation day!! Left: Students enjoy a picnic lunch featuring The EDGE radio station. Bottom Left: Computer Network Technology students (left to right) Front row: David King, Joshua Coffta, Second row: Kevin Cratsley, and Tim Popielski share their networking knowledge with prospective students and their families at the fall college open house. Bottom Right: Massage Therapy Program Director, Cassandra Bauerle (far right), and a group of massage therapy students visit the William Street School in Lancaster.
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Trocaire College 2004-2005 Honor Roll of Donors
This report recognizes gifts to the College for the period June 1, 2004 to May 31, 2005
This Honor Roll of Donors is a reflection of the commitment of many alumni and friends who help make Trocaire College’s educational mission possible. To all of our dedicated donors, we say thank you for believing in the work we do - educating for the future.
Gift Club ($5000 & over)
Dr. Katie & Shawn Grimm Ellen E. Koessler M&T Charitable Foundation Carl & Mary Catherine Paladino Estate of John Spara Estate of Ann J. Williams
Leadership Club ($250-$499)
Thomas E. & Laurie Baker, `93 Richard * & Margaret Bernecki John Burgess John A. & Sherri Ciminelli Daemen College Dave’s Snowplowing & Landscaping Ed Youngs Towne Hardware, Inc. Maureen English Gold’s Gym I.R. Mueller Corp. Joe Basil Chevrolet, Inc. Stephen Joyce Kaleida Health King Wholesale Lock & Door Supply L.A. Woolley Electric, Inc. Lumsden & McCormick, LLP Margaret Makowski-Greenky, `72 Thomas Mitchell, `89 * Murray Roofing Co., Inc. Timothy Myers Niagara County Community College Progressive Weatherproofing Schindler Elevator Corporation Hon. Mark J.F. Schroeder G. Roman Shchurowsky * Dr. Richard F. Sheehan Linda Steeg * The Upper Room – Susan Denz, `94 John A. * & Janice Vecchio William Coppola Agency, Inc.
Trocairian Society ($1000 - $4999)
Catholic Health System of WNY Ciminelli Development Company, Inc. Hon. Nelson H. & Bonnie Cosgrove Julia Downey Franklin G. & Dolores Downing, Sr. George & Christina Eberl Ellicott Development Company Fire Safety Systems Held’s Janitorial Services, Inc. John & Cheryl Howe Jeffrey R. & Kathleen Hughes Key Bank of WNY, N.A. Mercy Hospital Foundation Mercy Hospital of Buffalo Millio Concrete, Inc. Modern Disposal Services, Inc. Richard C. & Karen Penfold Robshaw & Julian Associates, Inc. Margaret M. Shalloe Sisters of Mercy Top Notch Janitorial Dr. Nicholas Trbovich
President’s Club ($125-$249)
McAuley Club ($500-$999)
Bank of America Thomas R. Beecher, Jr. Dr. Mary Bennett Colosimo Electrical Construction, Inc. David H. & Janet Desmon Richard A. DiVita, Sr. Evans National Bank Globalquest Solutions, Inc. Robert M. & Catherine Greene, Esq. HealthTrac – Michael Reilly Dr. Paul B. * & Mary Hurley, Jr. Ilio DiPaolo Restaurant Elizabeth N. Kolber L & M Financial Services Lamparelli Construction Company Michael R. Lawley M & T Bank Matthews, Bartlett & Dedecker, Inc. James McHugh Gina Murphy, `72 Mrs. Urban J. Pauly Phillips Lytle, LLP Nicholas Trbovich, Jr. Martin C. Winnert, Jr. Dr. Diane Wonch, `71
Abbott Pizza, Inc. Thomas F. & Kathy Brinkworth James & Sandra Cecchini Patrick J. Conley Hon. John T. & Jane Curtin Claire Darstein * Philomena Gallagher * Teresa Horner, `81 * Fred & Lisa Kirisits Marcus Koch & Karen Simoff Michael A. Marchitte, III, `00 Louise D. McGrath * Cheryl A. Miller * Mount Mercy Academy Dr. Norbert R. Myslinski & Rene’ Carter Quinlan & Company Michael A. Slyder * Sharman Staschak * Suburban Uniform Shoppe, Inc.- Kathy Chmura Dr. Eugene & Roberta Sullivan Joanne Viapiano, `76 *
Ford & Francine Brown Darlene Byrne, `74 Maureen Canney Joseph J. (Jerry) Castiglia Sister Barbara Ciarico, R.S.M. Frank L. & Rosalie Ciminelli Gerald Clark * James F. & Karen Dentinger Shaun J. & Sandra Duffy Maureen Fecio, `68 John T. Frizzell, Esq. James Gottstine Marion Grimes Angela Grosso Nancy Halligan Patrick Hanley David C. & Bonnie Heintzman Kathleen G. Kearns Jerome Koch Frederick M. Krajacic Suzanne Kreuzer * James M. ** & Margaret Lanz Lougen, Valenti, Bookbinder & Weintraub, LLP Barbara Mangan, `68 Dan Myers Mary Elizabeth Myers Jeffrey & Cheryl Napieralski Judith Nolan-Powell Dr. Francis Page * Cheryl Patton, `73 David Peck, `80 Price WaterhouseCoopers, LLP Susan Saltzman, `67 Salvatore J. Savarino Kathleen Schroeder, `77 Colby Smith Senator William Stachowski William & Angela Stark, Jr.
Loyalty Club ($75-$124)
Baker Victory Services Joanne Berdzik, `71 Bishop Timon - St. Jude High School
Mary Ann Amschler, `88 Margaret Andrzejewski, `73 * Anonymous Lawrence Aroneseno, `87 Joanne Balk, `74 Barbara A. Bargmann Mary Baskerville, `69 Paula Baumer-Wyse, `85 Rev. Joseph Bayne, O.F.M. Josephine Bednarz, `86 Carol Beebe, `68 Leslie & Carol Bement Pauline M. Bentkowski, `99 Paul A. & Ruth Bertini Carmela Botticello, `73 Patricia Braden Dorothy Brubaker Thomas Bubar, `75 Melissa Burger, `95 Margaret Burzynski, `81
Anthony & Suzanne Buttino Katherine Byrne, `83 Barbara A. Cache, `94 Karen Joy Chiantella, `96 Joanne Chmura, `75 City of Buffalo – License Division Office Charles & Melanie Connelly Donna Conti, `69 Dana Copland, `82 Debbie Corcoran, `85 Carol Crist, `75 Marie Cullum, `85 Rita Czwojdak, `76 Sister Mary Jeanne Thomas Danahy, R.S.M., `67 DeSpirt Foundation, Inc. Monica Diasio, `78 Patricia Dickman, `89 Susan Domres, `82 Mr. & Mrs. Robert Drago Charlotte Driscoll, `81 Kimberley DuVal, `93 Irma Engler, `88 Elaine Evanovich, `76 Cecelia Feeley * Carol Feitshans, `85 Michele Ferrino, `76 Jeanne Finelli, `74 Joyce B. Finnegan, `75 Agnes Fleig, `71 Donna Fraser, `81 Carole Frost, `86 Alice Gabriel, `74 Gaelic American Athletic Assoc. Dolores Gallagher Scott & Patricia Gallagher Mary Beth Gallagher, `81 Eileen Gallagher, `83 Patrick M. Gallagher, `87 Regina Gentry, `71 Regina Gerbereux, `71 Sister Alice Gilabert, R.S.M., `81 Sister Patricia Gilbert, R.S.M., `63 Carol Grybel, `94 Max & Linda * Grzywna, `71 Virginia Guenther, `81 Karen Guido, `79 Carol Hageman, `70 Kathleen Hahn, `70 Mary Alice Harrigan, `83 Patricia A. Heavey Janet Heintzman Margaret Heldwein, `79 Kathleen Hoffstetter, `71 * Judith Horn, `83 Barbara Huber, `71 Noreen Hughes, `75 Mary Eileen Hummel, `82 Jose & Patricia Justicia-Linde Patricia Kaczmarczyk, `75 Joyce Kaiser * Bridget Kanaley, `82 Rev. Msgr. James Patrick Keleher William & Doris Kirsch Joyce Kiskadden Sally A. Klaskala, `75 Eveline Koch, `94 Sigmund Kozak
Janice Kramer, `72 Maura Krause, `82 John Kutera, `95 Joseph & Mary Lacapruccia Michele Ladouceur, `01 Christine Lawrence, `81 Joseph & Patricia Lesinski Claudia Lesinski, `82 * Karen Anne Limardi, `93 Darrel Lynch, `81 Ann Marie MacIsaac * Phyllis Magiera, `75 Mary Frances McCrorey Jean McDonnell-Bennett * Molly McGee Randisi, `72 Janet McGrath * Evelyn McLean, `72 Marianne Mlodozeniec Sister Marian Mullen, R.S.M., `67 Madonna Mulvaney, `81 Maureen Myers, `73 Nicholas Naples, `77 Sandra Nowatzki, `97 John & Delphine O’Connor Jacqueline O’Neill, `95 Patricia C. Orsini Marie Owczarczak, `76 Thomas & Joan Palmeri Philip A. & Marci Partington Frances Petruzzelli & Sandra Goldsmith Paulette Pilipauskis, `67 Kathleen Podraza, `64 Veronica Powers, `67 Mary M. Przepasniak * Barbara Ream, `01 Theresa Recckio Marilyn A. Rich Joan Rieppel, `80 Susan Riesz, `79 James Rivetti, `90 Audrey Rosina, `80 Shirley M. Ruof Julie M. Ruszala, `02 Diane Ruszala, `77 Molly Sayler, `80 Patricia A. Shaner-Christy Leanne Smielecki, `72 Mary Smikle Peoples Ann Marie Smith, `73 * Colleen Smith, `75 Bernadice Smoot, `92 Mary Stachowski, `81 M. Lynn Sullivan * Rae Ann Swan, `80 Dolores Tefft, `74 Thomas H. McCarthy Funeral Home Mary Louise Tripoli, `81 Kathleen M. Ulrich, `98 Kathleen Von Vreckin, `78 Sister Mary Elizabeth Walter, R.S.M., `67 Janet Weinsheimer, `90 Kristine Werner, `93 Marie Whelan Judith White, `76 Carol Whitton, `71 Sheila Williams, `73 Marylou Wilmore, 72
Rosemarie Yager, `74 Joanne Zmarzly, `95
* Current employees of the college ** Deceased donors Alumni are identified by graduation year
Matching Gift Companies
HSBC Bank USA McKesson Foundation Verizon
In Memory of Jerome T. Morris
Kimberly Morris, `05 Judith Nolan-Powell
In Memory of Sister Jane Nolan In Memory of Angela Ventresca
Leslie & Carol Bement Anthony & Suzanne Buttino City of Buffalo – License Division Office Charles & Melanie Connelly Dolores Gallagher Scott & Patricia Gallagher Angela Grosso Max & Linda * Grzywna, `71 Jose & Patricia Justicia-Linde William & Doris Kirsch Sigmund Kozak Joseph & Mary Lacapruccia Jeff * & Claudia Lesinski, `82 * John & Delphine O’Connor Jacqueline O’Neill, `95 Patricia Orsini Thomas & Joan Palmeri Frances Petruzzelli & Sandra Goldsmith Mary Przepasniak * Theresa Recckio Mary Smikle Peoples Mary Stachowski, `81 Marie Whelan
In Memory of Ann Williams
Patricia Braden Julia Downey Mr. & Mrs. Robert Drago Joyce Kiskadden Jean McDonnell-Bennett * Marilyn A. Rich Shirley M. Ruof Patricia A. Shaner-Christy
In Honor of Ms. Elon Burley’s Mother
Dr. Norbert R. Myslinski & Rene’ Carter Dr. Norbert R. Myslinski & Rene’ Carter Dr. Norbert R. Myslinski & Rene’ Carter
In Honor of Dr. Bill Falkler’s Sister In Honor of Dr. Eleanor Henry’s Mother
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In Honor of Dr. Vincent Provenza In Honor of Luella A. Seiler
Dr. Norbert R. Myslinski & Rene’ Carter
In Honor of Dorothy Sheldon
Dr. Norbert R. Myslinski & Rene’ Carter
Corporate Scholarship Reception Sponsor 2004
Thomas E. & Laurie Baker, `93 Baker Victory Services Bank of America Rev. Joseph Bayne, O.F.M. Thomas R. Beecher, Jr. Dr. Mary Bennett Richard * & Margaret Bernecki Bishop Timon – St. Jude High School Thomas F. & Kathy Brinkworth Maureen Canney Catholic Health System of WNY James & Sandra Cecchini – The Legend Group Frank L. & Rosalie Ciminelli John A. & Sherri Ciminelli Ciminelli Development Company, Inc. Colosimo Electrical Construction, Inc. Hon. Nelson H. & Bonnie Cosgrove Dave’s Snowplowing & Landscaping James F. & Karen Dentinger David H. & Janet Desmon Richard A. DiVita, Sr. Franklin G. Downing, Sr. – Towne Automotive Group George & Christina Eberl Ed Youngs Towne Hardware, Inc. Ellicott Development Company Evans National Bank Fire Safety Systems John T. Frizzell, Esq. Globalquest Solutions, Inc. James Gottstine Robert M. Greene, Esq. – Phillips Lytle, LLP Marion Grimes HealthTrac – Michael Reilly Held’s Janitorial Services, Inc. John & Cheryl Howe Jeffrey R. & Kathleen Hughes – Mosaic Marketing Dr. Paul B. * & Mary Hurley, Jr. I.R. Mueller Corp. Stephen Joyce Kathleen G. Kearns Rev. Msgr. James Patrick Keleher Key Bank of WNY, N.A. King Wholesale Lock & Door Supply Fred & Lisa Kirisits Ellen E. Koessler Elizabeth N. Kolber Frederick M. Krajacic L.A. Woolley Electric, Inc. Lamparelli Construction Company James M. ** & Margaret Lanz Michael R. Lawley – Lawley Service, Inc. Lougen, Valenti, Bookbinder & Weintraub, LLP
M & T Bank M & T Charitable Foundation Matthews, Bartlett & Dedecker, Inc. Mary Frances McCrorey James McHugh – Personal Touch Food Service Mercy Hospital Foundation Mercy Hospital of Buffalo Millio Concrete, Inc. Modern Disposal Services, Inc. Mount Mercy Academy Murray Roofing Co., Inc. Jeffrey & Cheryl Napieralski Niagara County Community College Niagara University – Patrick Hanley Richard C. & Karen Penfold Price WaterhouseCoopers, LLP Progressive Weatherproofing William Pszonak – L & M Financial Services Lawlor Quinlan – Quinlan & Company Robshaw & Julian Associates, Inc. Salvatore J. & Carol Savarino Schindler Elevator Corporation Dr. Richard F. Sheehan Sisters of Mercy Colby Smith Senator William Stachowski William & Angela Stark, Jr. Suburban Uniform Shoppe, Inc. Dr. Eugene & Roberta Sullivan Top Notch Janitorial Dr. Nicholas Trbovich – Servotronics, Inc. John A. * & Janice Vecchio Martin C. Winnert, Jr. – Parkland Professional Park Dr. Diane Wonch, `71
The Dennis & Mary Downey Family Memorial Scholarship
The Sister Mary Ernestine Downey Memorial Scholarship The Faculty Memorial Scholarship The Marjorie D. Grimm Scholarship
Dr. Katie & Shawn Grimm
The Linda J. Heintzman Memorial Award
Ford & Francine Brown Shaun J. & Sandra Duffy Nancy Halligan David C. & Bonnie Heintzman Janet Heintzman
The Susan M. Heintzman Memorial Award
Barbara Bargmann Paul & Ruth Bertini Shaun J. & Sandra Duffy Nancy Halligan David C. & Bonnie Heintzman Janet Heintzman Joseph & Patricia Lesinski Philip & Marci Partington
The Hudack Memorial Scholarship The Lisa & Tara Scholarship Tribute
Ilio DiPaolo Restaurant Dennis DiPaolo
The Michael A. Marchitte III Scholarship
Michael A. Marchitte, III, `00
The Trocaire College Alumni Association Scholarship The Association of Educators in Radiologic Technology of NYS Award The Auxillary to the Medical Society of the County of Erie Award The Esther Azurin Scholarship for Surgical Technology The Brunt, Cheslow, O’Donnell Family Scholarship The Ciarico Family Scholarship The Ralph Coppola Memorial Scholarship
G. William Coppola
The Patricia Byrne Myslinski Memorial Scholarship
Marianne Mlodozeniec Dr. Norbert R. Myslinski & Rene’ Carter
National Student Nurses Association Scholarship The New York Health Information Management Association Outstanding Academic Achievement Award The NFCPA-Trocaire College Employee of the Year Award The Belesario & Sara Paladino Memorial Scholarship
Ellicott Development Company Carl & Mary Catherine Paladino
The Georgette Cordera Memorial Scholarship
The Joseph N. Desmon Memorial Scholarship
David H. & Janet Desmon
The Patricia E. Powers Family Memorial Scholarship Radiologic Technology Club Scholarship The Bernadine Savarino Scholarship
Ciminelli Development Company Bernadine Savarino
The Alfred & Mary Dobrak Scholarship
The Sisters of Mercy Scholarship Award Winter 2006 13
The James Thomas Memorial Award Trocaire College Community Award The Urban J. Pauly Trustee Scholarship
Mrs. Urban J. Pauly
The Vincent & Harriett Palisano Scholarship
John R. Oishei Foundation Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act U.S. Department of Education Title III Strengthening Institutions Program U.S. Department of Education “Trocaire Nursing Placement Initiative”
Albright-Knox Art Gallery American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) American Library Association Anderson’s Margaret Andrzejewski, `73 * Applauzz Hair & Nail Studio Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar Arrow International Nancy Augustyn, `75 * Bagel Jay’s – Jay Gershberg Blackthorn Restaurant & Pub Gloria Brennan Brownstone Bistro – Mark Croce Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park Buffalo Bisons, Inc. – Dunn Tire Park Buffalo Lube Associates, L.P. – Valvoline Instant Oil Change Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Buffalo Ultrasound Judy Burns, `89 Nancy Calianno Chick –N- Pizza Works Sister Barbara Ciarico, R.S.M. Citadel Broadcasting Company CJ Sound Jerry Clark * Comix Café Country Florist – John Augustyn Coyote Café Curly’s Bar & Grill Curves for Women – Carol Tuzzolino Elaine Davis * Mary Ann Deb * Delta Sonic – Lori Torgalski Denny’s Restaurant Marcia Denz DiTondos Tavern Doc Sullivan’s Elderwood Senior Care Elma Press – Betty Coon Erie County Comptroller’s Office Dr. Carol Fanutti, `03 *
Ceil Feeley * Phil Gallagher * General Mills German Historic Institute Gold’s Gym Sister Margy Gorman, R.S.M., `64 * Hart Hotels, Inc. – Joanne Hart Sister Brigid Hartigan, R.S.M. Janet Healey, `83 * Martin Heavey * Pat Heisler Kathy Hoffstetter, `71 * Dr. Paul B. * & Mary Hurley, Jr. Imperial Pizza Independent Health Association Institute for Children and Poverty James Desiderio, Inc. Jimmy Mac’s Joe Basil Chevrolet, Inc. Joe Corto’s Hair Salon Joyce Kaiser * Key Bank – Financial Assistance Dept. Ko-Ed Candies – Gary & Sandy Whitt Dr. Victoria Koprucki * Dr. V. Roger Lalli LASERTRON – Jennifer L. Dygulski Lehde’s Florist Library Instruction Publications Lucky Numbers Committee M & T Bank – 3700 Union Road & 490 Dorrance Avenue Maid of the Mist Boat Tour Sister Marie Andre’ Main, `62 * Peg Makowski-Greenky, `72 Mansard Inn – S.J. Molisani Michael McClure McGuire Group McKay’s Work Clothing Sister Nancy McNulty, R.S.M., `64 ** Mercy Hospital of Buffalo Patricia Mazgajewski Miami Dolphins, Ltd. – Maraleen “Fudge” Browne Jerry & Cheryl * Miller Miss Buffalo Niagara Clipper Cruise Boats Emmett Mixon, `93 * Kimberly Morris, `05 National Anti-Vivisection Society Niagara Chocolate Nino’s Pizza – Anthony Tarquini Judi Nolan-Powell Lorraine O’Donnell, `78 Old Fort Niagara Old Orchard Inn Original Pancake House Pepsi-Cola Buffalo Bottling Company Personal Touch Food Service, Inc. Pete –N- Paul’s Pita Pockets Michele Peters, `91 * Kathy Popielski, `74 * Premier Promotions – Sally Kaczynski Przykuta, Inc. DBA Frontier Produce Mary Przepasniak * Ray Laks Honda Acura Crosslander Recckio’s Bowling Center
Regnery Publishing, Inc. Reilly’s Fine Foods Rich’s Red Brick Market Rosmini House Irene Rusek Kate Scherer Mary Schinner M. Patricia Shanks * G. Roman Shchurowsky * Smith & Schulte Furniture, Inc. South End Floral St. Joseph’s Collegiate Board Member Suburban Uniform Shoppe – Kathy Chmura Subway Development – Getzville Subway Sandwiches – John Pierino Summer Productions – Alexandria, VA Sunset Fruit & Vegetable Packing Sweet Tooth Elaine Szczepanski, `78 Helen Szczepanski T.G.I. Friday’s Tandoori’s Tara Gift Shop Ted’s Jumbo Red Hots, Inc. The Bon Ton Department Store The Roycroft Inn The Tralf To The Contrary Trocaire College Admissions Department Trocaire College Bookstore Trocaire College Campus Support Services Trocaire College Diagnostic Imaging Faculty Trocaire College Early Childhood Education Students Trocaire College Liberal Arts Faculty Trocaire College Nursing Department Trocaire College President’s Office Trocaire College RN Nursing Faculty Trocaire College Radiology Department Trocaire College Surgical Technology Department Faculty Trocaire College Teachers of Tomorrow Sister Norine Truax, R.S.M. * Upstate Farms Cooperative Sister Mary Eugenia Vastola, R.S.M. * Carol Weber * Wegmans Food Mart West Herr Ford Wimbledon Bowling Lanes Woyshner’s Florist
Contributions acknowledged in this report were received during the fiscal year June 1, 2004 through May 31, 2005. Throughout this Honor Roll of Donors, every attempt has been made to list donors completely and accurately. We apologize for any errors that may have occurred and regret any inadvertent omissions. Thank you to all of our contributors for their generosity. Kindly contact the Institutional Advancement Office at (716) 821-1210 with any concerns.
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Trocaire Announces New Faculty, Staff & Administration…
Welcome staff members: Cameron Dahl, Kameylah Hakim, Katherine Mahaney, Patrick Mahaney, and Michael Mitchell as Perkins Grant Tutors; Laura Mooney as Director of Advisement & Retention; Mary Miller as Librarian; Pamela Jablonicky as Administrative Assistant in the Nursing Program; Jeff Lesinski as Dean of Program Development & Educational Technology, and Dr. Richard Linn as Dean of Planning & Research. Welcome faculty members: Health Information Technology: Maryann O’Brien; Liberal Arts: Anne CampbellThomeer, Ryan Hartnett, Diane Holman, Gary Lesser, Laurie Ousley, Rebekah Schweizer, Jennifer Stergion, James Totaro; Natural & Social Science/Math: Brian Edwards, Joseph Gullo, Dr. Susan Maloney, Shawn O’Hora, Amy Piwowar; Practical Nursing: Margaret Heldwein, Elizabeth Zivis; Registered Nursing: Susan Adrian, Coleen Clark, Ruth Gliss; Radiologic Technology: Tracy Avery, Julie Faicellie, Ronald Gall, Mary Jo Hrichan, Timothy Kerr, Jill Momberger, Corie Oroszi, Catherine Weir; Surgical Technology: Kimberly Heeb. Welcome Adminstrators... New Planning & Research Position Added In October of 2005, Dr. Richard T. Linn was appointed as Dean of Planning and Research. Dr. Linn holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and is a licensed/certified clinical psychologist in New York State. His area of specialization is clinical neuropsychology, the study of brain-behavior relationships. Between 1984 and 1990, he was a clinician at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA, a clinical researcher at the Framingham Heart Study, and held an appointment on the faculty of the Boston University School of Medicine. In 1990, Dr. Linn came to Buffalo as the Director of Research at a SUNY at Buffalo Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on traumatic brain injury. In 1993, he joined the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at UB, and began work as the Program Director of the Our Lady of Victory Head Trauma Unit. After the closure of OLV, he became the Director of the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation, an international health outcomes organization housed at UB. Dr. Linn is an author of more than 38 peer-review journal articles, is a member of several technical expert panels for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and received the Park-Pribaldi award for excellence in teaching.
New V.P. for Academic Affairs Thomas Mitchell has been named Vice President for Academic Affairs. Mitchell has served as the college’s Dean of Liberal Arts, Nursing and Allied Health since 1999. He will continue to be a member of the Trocaire President’s Cabinet and will serve as Trocaire’s chief academic officer, overseeing academic programs and faculty affairs. Mitchell began his Trocaire career in 1972 as a full-time instructor in the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department and was appointed Dean of Liberal Arts in 1996. He holds both a bachelor of arts in philosophy and a master of arts in theology from St. John Vianney Seminary, as well as a nursing degree from Trocaire. Lesinski Named Dean of Program Development & Educational Technology Jeff Lesinski rejoined Trocaire College in May of 2005 as Dean of Program Development and Educational Technology. His 38-year career in computer technology began as a Systems and Software Engineer at local companies including: Sierra Research, Comptek Research, and Moore Research Center. Later Lesinski held the position of Information Services Project Manager at Rich Products. He began his academic career at Niagara University in 1984 as a faculty member in the Computer Studies Department. In 1987 he joined the faculty at Trocaire College serving as Director of Computer Studies and as Assistant to the VP of Computer Services and Facilities Planning. Lesinski returned to Niagara in 1998 as Director of Information Technology and most recently was CITS Project Director at Erie Community College. He holds an MBA from Niagara University.
Faculty & Staff News...
Faculty members Gerald Clark, Professor of Math, Elaine Davis, Director of Early Childhood Education, Paul Kochmanski, Instructor of Psychology, and Diane Wickham, Professor of Natural Science, were selected for inclusion to the Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. Margaret Andrzejewski, Director of Facilities & Security, attended the National Facilities Management & Technology Conference & Maintenance Solutions Expo in Baltimore, MD. Elaine Davis, Director of Early Childhood Education, attended a professional conference of the NYS Association of Young Children in Rochester, NY. Julia Fletcher, Dean of Workforce Development, has been named to the Board of Directors of both the WNY Rural Area Health Education Center and Grace Manor Health Care Facility. She also serves as a member of the Buffalo Niagara Jobs Initiative Advisory Board. Winter 2006 15
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Philomena Gallagher, Director of Campus Support Services, attended a World Business Forum entitled Leadership Speaks at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Janet Guda, Librarian, attended a seminar on “Fire Suppression and Prevention for Libraries & Archives” in Williamsville, NY. Linda Kerwin, Director of Surgical Technology, has become certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Neonatal Advanced Life Support (NALS). Linda is also the WNY Bone Marrow & Umbilical Cord Blood Coordinator. The Grand Island Business and Professional Women’s Association named Claudia Lesinski, Enrollment Management Officer, to the position of Treasurer. Rachel Suto McCormick, Associate Professor for Radiologic Technology, attended a conference on Teaching & Learning – presentations included humor in the classroom and understanding the millennium generation. Financial Assistance Director Janet McGrath attended the Capitol Conference in Washington, DC to meet with congressmen and senators to present the New York Student Financial Aid Administrators Association Reauthorization Position Paper. Rev. Robert Mock, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, has been elected chair of the Council of Priests for the Diocese of Buffalo. He is also a member of the Strategic Planning Commission for the Diocese. Congratulations to Michele Peters, Director of Data Administration, on the completion of her Bachelor of Science degree from Medaille College. Mary Przepasniak, Administrative Assistant, attended a seminar in Stress Management for Women. Laurie Rivet, Program Director for Health Information Technology, attended a NY Health Information Management Association Annual Conference. She also attended the American Health Informa16 Trocaire Trends tion Management Association Assembly on Education in St. Louis, MO which included Health Information Directors from across the country. Library Director Judith Schwartz attended the Western New York Academic Library Directors Caucus at Canisius College and Library Day at Chautauqua. Joanne Sorci, Clinical Coordinator of Practical Nursing, attended the American Association of Diabetes Educators National Conference in Washington, DC. Diane Wickham, Professor of Natural Science, attended the Empire State Association of Two Year College Biologists Annual Conference entitled the “ABC’s of Biology: Acid Rain, Bioinformatics, Cardiomyology.” She also attended the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society Annual Conference: Corpse of Discovery, in St. Louis, MO. In 2005, Trocaire College honored the following long-standing employees at its Annual Employee Appreciation Luncheon: Honored for… 30 years of service… Linda Grzywna, Professor of Nursing Jack Hudack, Director of Student Accounts 25 years of service… Nancy Augustyn, Radiologic Technology Program Director Diane Berry, Professor of Natural Science Carol Fanutti, Registered Nurse Program Director M. Patricia Shanks, Professor of Nursing 20 years of service… Mary Ann Deb, Professor of Nursing Lynn Wawrzynek, Instructor of Nursing 15 years of service… Jean McDonnell-Bennett, Associate Professor of Practical Nursing Mary Ellen Regan, Administrative Assistant for Admissions & Records Charlene Sammarco-Christie, Instructor of Surgical Technology Michelle Ramsey-Hansen, Instructor of Surgical Technology 10 years of service… Victoria Koprucki, Practical Nursing Program Director
Pictured (l to r) Paul Hurley, Sr. Barbara Ciarico, Patricia Shanks, Nancy Augustyn, Jean McDonnell-Bennett, Mary Ellen Regan, Linda Grzywna, Carol Fanutti, Charlene Sammarco-Christie, Jack Hudack, Diane Berry, and Lynn Wawrzynek
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When Crisis Strikes
By Kathy Popielski When a disaster such as Hurricane Katrina strikes, some of us stay glued to the radio and television listening for more details, trying to figure out how we might help those in need. Luckily there are those people who are ready and well-trained to help, prepared for an emergency of this magnitude. Tara Hughes, a part-time psychology instructor at Trocaire, is just one of those folks. Tara, pictured here in her red vest, is a member of the Disaster Mental Health Team of the American Red Cross, and on September 12, left her family in Amherst to assist hurricane victims in Louisiana for two weeks. Tara’s background is extensive and includes a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in social work. She is also certified in marriage and family therapy. After 9 years working in Social Services, Tara went into private practice, working with teenagers and their families. She found that private practice dealt very little with disaster intervention, so she began volunteering with the Red Cross. Tara is also part of a local group called the MMRS (Metropolitan Medical Response System), a group of multidisciplinary people brought together to map out disaster planning for the City of Buffalo and Erie County. She also serves as co-chair of the mental health division of MMRS. This division trains mental health professionals in the community about disaster mental health – how it is different from other forms of mental health, and what they might be doing if called on. But it doesn’t end there. Tara is a member of the SMART Team (Specialized Medical Assistance Response Team), an Erie County public health entity. SMART is a 24/7 response operation supporting Western New York. The team includes over 450 medical and non-medical trained and equipped volunteers to augment emergency services and public health first responders in Western New York. So with all of this practical experience, who better to send to a level 5 hurricane disaster area in Louisiana than Tara Hughes. Tara mentioned that a level 5 means you may not have water or electricity and you might be sleeping on the floor – definitely not the comforts of home. Tara flew into Baton Rouge with one bag and one backpack (all that the Red Cross allows volunteers to bring) and then drove to Lafayette. The Red Cross had major shelters set up in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Shreveport, and Alexandria. Tara was originally based in Lafayette (about 35 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico) and then relocated to New Iberia, a small town on the banks of Bayou Teche. In Lafayette, the Red Cross was set up in the University of Louisiana Cajundome, a
basketball arena connected to a major convention center. At the height of the disaster, well over 5000 evacuees were housed there as well as staff and a National Guard station. When Tara arrived in New Iberia, the town’s two shelters were merging into one facility. She experienced first-hand the difficulty in meshing the diversity of these two shelters; many of the people who were there having already been moved by bus four or five times. At both locations, Tara worked not only with the victims or evacuees of the hurricane, but also with the paid personnel and volunteers who were working incredibly long hours. Tara noted that one of the most “stressed out” groups of people were the individuals whose job it was to find housing for the 1,000’s of volunteers! A disaster is a terrifying event. Most disaster survivors are normal people who function well in every day life. But with the overwhelming stress of a disaster, most individuals will show some signs of emotional and psychological strain. Disaster mental health is all about helping people to start to cope with the strain in the right direction, instead of drugs, alcohol abuse or violence – to start to depend on themselves. Tara noted, “What we find in disaster mental health is that once someone gets a push in the right direction, they tend to keep going in that direction and the vast majority of the people end up being fine.” Mental health personnel help survivors with problemsolving, decision making, setting priorities, seeking resources, and choosing a plan of action. Tara mentioned they would generally start with immediate needs – how they were going to feed their kids today and where they were going to sleep for the night. Tara assisted evacuees with a process to reignite their own decision-making systems and to normalize their reaction as a normal person’s reaction to an abnormal event. Tara shared with me that throughout her career, she has always been crisis intervention oriented. “I believe that there are certain people who are cut out to do crisis intervention work. There is something in our brains that is hard-wired to be able to handle emergencies, disasters and traumas, those kinds of things. And so no matter what job I’ve had… and no matter where it started, it always eventually got around to, ‘Okay, we are doing this crisis intervention thing. Will you come over and do it?’ I’ve always sort of ended up in that part of the field.” After spending about two hours chatting with Tara, I already knew why she had gravitated to a career in crisis intervention, but I asked her the question anyway. Her response was, “I find that I am good at it and I find that I really enjoy being able to respond when a lot of other people couldn’t. I feel that I often do my best work under pressure. I find it very energizing.” Even though Tara worked incredibly long hours in not the best of conditions, she would return to Louisiana. In the words of Tara Hughes, “Even though I came back unbelievably drained from the two weeks that I was away, it was still one of the best experiences I have ever had. I do have a husband and three children and they would kill me if I went back …, but I would do it in a heartbeat.” Winter 2006 17
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College Launches Strategic Planning Process
By Richard T. Linn, Ph.D. In early 2005, Trocaire College began a renewed cycle of strategic planning. Under the leadership of President Dr. Paul B. Hurley, and in consultation with the Board of Trustees and executive consultant Kenneth A. Rogers, Trocaire performed a comprehensive self-analysis aimed at evaluating current strengths, weaknesses and accomplishments. As a result of this self-analysis, strategic planning work groups have been organized around five major themes: 1.) Career focused programs; 2.) Growth in a community-based environment; 3.) An enhanced multicultural experience; 4.) Preparing students for service in the universal community; and 5.) Student success. As a private, two-year co-educational college located in Buffalo, Trocaire faces many unique challenges. The college wishes to continue to promote the philosophy of the founders, the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Buffalo Regional Community, which includes a strong commitment to a service orientation: “Regard simply the need of the other.” This philosophy dovetails well with the content of many of the core programs at Trocaire, such as the very successful Nursing and Allied Health
programs. At the same time, Trocaire is challenged to develop new academic programs that are responsive to the needs of the community, and for some of these programs a service-oriented philosophy may not be so easily articulated. Similarly, Trocaire is situated in a densely developed urban environment, which provides few options for potential growth. Increasingly, other colleges are using technology-driven solutions, such as distance learning, to cope with growing demand from a more mobile, technology-oriented student population. Trocaire must meet the challenge of providing such technological solutions for its students, but often these solutions are expensive and require staff support. Lastly, the student population at Trocaire, like the community surrounding the college, is increasingly diverse, and many of those who presently attend Trocaire fall into the category of “non-traditional” students (i.e., are older than typical college students, have many years of employment experience, and may have children or other family members to take care of). Non-traditional students require specialized encouragement and support systems that differ dramatically from those found in colleges with primarily traditional students. These challenges, and the changing nature of college education in general, necessitate that Trocaire continue to evaluate itself and plan for the future. The output from the strategic planning work groups will be summarized early in 2006, and shortly thereafter a new strategic plan for 2006 – 2008 will be presented to the Board of Trustees. In the meantime, we welcome any comments or input from our alumni, supporters, and friends. Feel free to contact me at 716-827-2573 or e-mail email@example.com.
Check Out Our New Look
After months of planning, Trocaire College has rolled out a newly redesigned Web site at www. trocaire.edu. The site, which went “live” in June, has a fresh new look and integrates visually with our marketing campaign. In addition to an updated look, visitors to the site will find new features and sections including news and events stories and the ability to register online for upcoming open houses. The initial phase of the redesign of the site has been completed, but improvements will continue. We invite you to explore Trocaire’s new Web site to stay connected with the college and ask you to stop back often to watch our growth.
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Parish Nursing Health, Healing - Mind, Body & Soul Ann Marie MacIsaac, Current Student M.A.P Program .M.
(Re-printed with permission – Christ the King Seminary Newsletter) Ann Marie MacIsaac is a busy nurse practitioner, who teaches nursing full-time at Trocaire College, works 20 hours a week in rheumatology, and yet she finds time for unpaid work as president of the Western New York parish nurse program. If you ask her why, she will tell you “this is why we became nurses.” Faith groups see the value of caring for body, mind and spirit. Nurses attracted to the program say that nursing education, in general, has lost ethics and spirituality as part of its curriculum, and more in-depth education is needed in these areas. In Buffalo, support for parish nursing is multi-denominational. Local program activities include two programs held at the seminary in June, sponsored by the Parish Nurse Institute of Western New York and Trocaire College. CKS was the perfect site for the seven days and nights of training, says Ann Marie, because it is “a wonderful place for discernment and meditation.” After a basic course in parish nursing, Ann Marie started in the certificate program and then switched to the M.A.P.M. program; the coursework is “academically stimulating,” and she finds the professors “learned” and very accessible to students. Through her studies at the seminary, “the whole of my Catholic faith was re-revealed to me, and the tenets of my faith clarified and strengthened.” She describes her experience at the seminary as “awesome,” and enjoys spending time on campus, in the library, the chapel and the beautiful grounds. “I find so much peace there,” she says. Ann Marie currently serves as an Assistant Professor in Trocaire’s Registered Nursing Program. She joined the college in the fall of 2003.
Dr. Tim Allan, Professor of Social Science, recites the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution as Trocaire students, faculty, and staff celebrate Constitution Day.
Perkins III Academic Advisor/Counselor Elizabeth Caffee (l) and Advisement Coordinator Rachel Suto McCormick (r) welcome Diana McGregor, senior consultant for Noel-Levitz (a higher education consulting firm that specializes in advisement and retention), at the fall faculty development day.
Recent Grant and Contract Awards
The John R. Oishei Foundation has awarded Trocaire a $504,000 grant to fund a Health Careers Enhancement Project. The project’s goal is to promote upward mobility in professional health care careers for currently underemployed individuals who are in entry level or modest wage positions in the Western New York Health Care System. The Health Careers Enhancement Project is a collaborative effort between the college and four employer-partners, The McGuire Group, ElderWood Senior Care, Catholic Health System, and the Kaleida Health System, which will work together throughout the five-year program to identify and train program participants to attain higher education. Through a combination of academic classes and clinical training, this initiative will allow participants to obtain degrees and certifications in any of the college’s health-related programs of study. The project began in the Fall 2005 semester with twelve students and will continue for five academic years through 2010. With the assistance of its employer-partners, Trocaire will recruit and select three new participants per year from each of the four partners for the life of the project, yielding a total of 108 individuals to be educated in one of Trocaire’s health care programs. A full scholarship is awarded to each participant through a formula that includes revenue from the John R. Oishei Foundation grant, contributions from the employer-partners, and the college. The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $1.7 million Title III Strengthening Institutions grant to improve student enrollment and retention. This five-year grant will be used to initiate institutional planning and research, develop new academic programs and innovative teaching methods, and centralize advisement and retention services. To begin to meet these Title III objectives, Dr. Richard T. Linn was hired as Dean of Planning and Research and Laura Mooney as Director of Advisement and Retention. Both of these individuals began their work at Trocaire this past October. The Title III Grant also allows matching a portion of the award with dollars raised from outside sources for the purpose of strengthening the college’s endowment. The grant allows a $300,000 set-aside that will be used to match funds raised for the college, dollar for dollar, to earn an additional $60,000 per year over the five-year life of the Title III Program. $60,000 raised by the college will be matched, as an incentive, by $60,000 from the grant per year which would yield Trocaire an additional $300,000 at the close of the program. 20 Trocaire Trends
A $50,000 gift has also been received from the James H. Cummings Foundation to be used toward the renovation of the learning laboratory in the college’s Radiologic Technology program. The Radiologic Suite will be upgraded to include a new digital imaging-learning laboratory as part of the current capital campaign. The Carl D. Perkins Vocational & Technical Education Act provided $214,000 during the 2005-2006 year for the following… 1. Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Program - students utilize theory learned in the classroom in real-life patient situations. 2. Placement Tracking – follow-up surveys of graduates and their employers. 3. Supportive Services for Students in Vocational Programs – extracurricular support to help students successfully complete their programs of study. 4. Non-Traditional Services – increase the enrollment and retention of men in health care vocational programs. 5. Nursing Program Tutorial Support Services - assistance in course work and laboratories to students enrolled in the college’s Registered Nursing program. 6. Supplies for Scientific Laboratories - update and upgrade classroom and laboratory equipment for Natural Science courses.
Kirisits Named to Board of Trustees
Trocaire’s Board of Trustees welcomes its newest member, Lisa M. Kirisits, CPA, to a threeyear term. Principal of Lisa M. Kirisits, CPA, Ms. Kirisits provides accounting and tax service and solutions for businesses, professionals, and notfor-profit organizations. Kirisits received both her bachelor’s of science and master’s degree in business administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is also a member of Leadership Buffalo – Class of 2002.
Your Bequest to Trocaire College is an Investment in the Future
By J. Patrick Hulsman Despite the dynamics of the current economy, generosity continues to be a significant trait of our national character. Consider the outpouring of private contributions to the victims of the tsunami in South Asia, as well as to the people who were victimized by Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast. According to the American Association for Fundraising Counsel, contributions to charities in the United States totaled $248.5 billion in calendar year 2004. This represents a 3 percent increase from the giving level of 2003 and it is consistent with the trend of increasing charitable contributions to charities and educational and cultural institutions by Americans since 2001. In my experience as an advancement professional, I have witnessed how the gifts of donors have helped to sustain the institutions with which I have been associated. Their missions to care for the poor, heal and treat the desperately ill, and educate the young (and not so young) would have been substantially crippled had there been no benefactors to help them achieve their bottom lines. Trocaire College succeeds in great measure, because of generous individuals who have chosen to invest in the college’s mission through their gifts which include bequests. Recently, the college has experienced an increase in the number of bequests. In the past year alone, Trocaire College has received bequests in life insurance and real property. All of these gifts have had a tremendous effect in helping to ensure and enhance the continuation of the college’s mission. Leaving a bequest to Trocaire College is a promise to the future; a future that you wish to see served by Trocaire’s graduates in nursing, early childhood education and other critically needed professions. Leaving a bequest is as simple as deciding that Trocaire College should be helped by the gift you leave in your will after you pass on. In research recently performed in Erie County Surrogates’ Court by the Western New York “Leave a Legacy” organization, only 2.6% of persons left a charitable gift or bequest in their wills after they passed away. Why is this important information? It’s important because so many worthwhile organizations in our community need financial support to continue their vital services. It is important to know that we can all make bequests in our wills to provide a financial gift to an organization with whose mission we felt a special kinship during our lifetimes. Obviously, in planning our wills, our families will be our first consideration. But, please remember that any assets remaining after your family has been provided for can become a much needed and much appreciated gift for a cause or an organization with which you strongly identify. A bequest in your will to Trocaire College lets you direct where you wish your assets to go at death, realize estate tax savings benefits, and is a lasting gift for the future of the college and to the students and the community. We can help you. Please call us at 716-821-1210 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out what your bequest to Trocaire College can mean for Trocaire, the students it educates, and the community that will benefit by your generosity.
Spring Alumni Campaign Planned
Alumni! You will be receiving information and pledge cards for Trocaire College’s Inspire Hope Capital Campaign in April 2006. The spring mailing is part of the capital campaign strategy to enlist support from the people who know Trocaire College the best, its alumni. Please be as generous as you can. Trocaire’s students will directly benefit from your assistance and you will also gain tax benefits from helping your Alma Mater. As Trocaire College Alumni, you are the primary legacy of the college’s mission. You are Trocaire-in-the-World. Please sign on and continue to be a vital part of Trocaire College.
The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission is coming to Trocaire College for reaccreditation of the Registered Nursing program from March 6 to March 8. All visitors are invited to join us to welcome the evaluators and discuss the registered nursing program on Tuesday, March 7 at 4:30 pm in the college board room. You can also forward any comments to NLNAC, 61 Broadway, 33rd floor, New York, NY 10006.
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Eileen (Lankes) Mitchell `73 (Early Childhood Education) has been included in the 2005-06 edition of “Who’s Who Among American Teachers.” She has been a faculty member of the Grand Island School District for nineteen years and is currently at Kaegebein Elementary School teaching third grade. In 2004, the Grand Island School District presented Eileen the “District’s Teacher Award.” The citation was in recognition of continual outstanding classroom performance. Eileen, who resides in Amherst, NY, has one son, Nicholas, a graduate of John Carroll University, who is a financial specialist residing in Cleveland, Ohio.
Karen M. Caruana `01 (Medical Assistant) to Shawn K. Paa Tiffany Leeann Cornell `05 (Nursing) to Christopher Michael Jones Elizabeth A. Cosgrove `02 (Massage Therapy) to Daniel William Feeney Cheri Lynn DeAngelis `04 (Nursing) to Adam Christopher Tolnay Jennifer Marie Galvin `02 (Early Childhood Education) to William Matthew Fannan Julie M. Gorman `04 (Nursing) to Thomas L. Przybylak Dana M. Hrycko `00 (Health Information Technology) to Gregory C.J. Trawinski Sandra Kosnik `96 (Medical Lab Technology) to Dean Mohan Lisa Marie Lickfeld `88 (Administration) to Sean Patrick Keane Teresa D. Metzger `88 (Nursing) to Peter M. Campana Tiffany N. Nicometi `04 (Nursing) to Steven C. Hark Jennifer L. Ormond `97 (Nursing) to Thomas E. Cuneo Linda R. Parker `00 (Surgical Technology) to Robert E. Cobbs Megan Diane Phillips `00 (Early Childhood Education) to Michael Steven Burt Jeanne Marie Ray `95 (Nursing) to Eugene Russ Jennifer A. Rolfe `98 (Early Childhood Education) to Robert D. Hutchinson Christine Marie Royce `03 (Echocardiography) to Scott Michael Nicholson Jessica M. Staubitz `03 (Early Childhood Education) to Nicholas S. Cappelli Denise M. Tryjankowski `95 (Surgical Technology) to James R. Straitiff Julie M. Webber `02 (Diagnostic Medical Sonography) to David N. O’Neill Lisa M. Wilson `02 (Massage Therapy) to Christopher R. Barnstorf Kelly Marie Wright `04 (Radiologic Technology) `05 (Diagnostic Medical Sonography) to Peter Marian Kochel `04 (Radiologic Technology)
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Pati (DeAngelis) Matlock `83 (Nursing) is currently an Associate Professor in the Nursing Program at Trocaire College and also owns two businesses. Pati’s favorite memory as a student at Trocaire was her graduation day, “I was so happy and so proud. I loved Trocaire, the small campus, small classrooms, wonderful professors – but the parking was terrible even back then!” Pati and her husband, Steve, have four children and one grandson. Debbie Clotfelter `85 (Business Administration) opened a specialty coffee shop, Caz Coffee Café, this past summer. The Caz Coffee Café, located on Abbott Road in South Buffalo, features gourmet coffees, teas, and specialty coffee drinks like cappuccino, espresso, latte, and frozen smoothies. Assorted baked goods are also served. There is live entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings as well as “open mike” on Thursday evenings. *** 90’s *** Joyce D. Hicks `93 (Nursing) passed the National Asthma Educators Certification Boards (NAECB) in January 2005. The NAECB is the only organization in the U.S. with a national certification process for asthma educators. *** 00’s *** Melissa Coder `04 (Early Childhood Education) and her twin sister, Maria, won second place at the annual Twin Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio for being the “least alike females,” 21 years and older. The event was held in September 2005 and hosted 2,900 sets of multiples this year, being documented in the Guiness Book of World Records as the largest gathering of twins and other multiples. Along with their second place title this year, Melissa and Maria earned second place in 2000.
Jean M. (Coleman) Zyglis `85 (Nursing) February 18, 2005 Lorraine Beth (Schutt) Bialecki `94 (Nursing) March 10, 2005 Donna M. (Ruszala) Mumm `83 (Surgical Technology) & `85 (Nursing) June 30, 2005 Bonaventure Habiyambere `04 (Licensed Practical Nursing) October 20, 2005 Mollie (Sullivan) Michalak `75 (Nursing) January 3, 2006
Christina Lynn Adamski `01 (Radiologic Technology) & `02 (Echocardiography) to Michael Robert Bak Laura Ella Boone `02 (Early Childhood Education) to Jason Scott Miller Kelly Boyce `99 (Nursing) to Christopher DiPronio
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Alumni Board Elects Officers
The Trocaire Alumni Association Board of Directors elected new officers for the year 2005-2006. Taking their positions this past fall are: Claudia Lesinski ’82, President Angela Hughes ’04, Vice President Sister Mary Walter ’67, Secretary Lucille Evoy ’90, Treasurer Alumni board officers may be reached by calling the college’s Advancement and Alumni office at (716) 821-1210.
Second Annual Alumni HealthWalk held in September The Trocaire College Alumni Association sponsored its second annual health walk in South Buffalo’s beautiful Cazenovia Park on September 10. The walk was held in conjunction with the South Buffalo Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Irish Feis & Expo. Over 120 walkers and 50 corporate, organizational, and individual sponsors participated in the walk to help raise scholarship funds and awareness of the college’s academic programs.
Trocaire Alumni in Motion
Jennifer Beats, R.N. ’97 Celebrated as “Trocaire Hero” Trocaire Alumna, Jennifer Beats, R.N. was recognized at the college’s 2005 Reflections/Trustee Scholarship Reception as a “Trocaire Hero.” Jennifer’s quick thinking and critical care nursing skills saved East Aurora resident, Neil Reinagle’s life when his SUV was involved in a serious rollover accident on the 400 Expressway last Easter Sunday. Early in the morning, on her way to her shift in the Special Care Nursery at Sisters Hospital, Jennifer arrived on the scene of the accident almost immediately after its occurrence. With extraordinary presence of mind and relying on her training and experience, Jennifer provided heroic first responder care to Reinagle who was critically injured in the rollover. She called for paramedic back-up and stayed with him until he was able to be airlifted by Mercy Flight to the Trauma Center at Erie County Medical Center. For her actions, Jennifer also received the American Red Cross Certificate of Recognition for Extraordinary Personal Action. Trocaire and Canisius College Alums to Co-Sponsor Tour of the News The Trocaire College Alumni Association and the Canisius College MBA Alumni Association will co-sponsor a tour of the Buffalo News on February 10. The event includes breakfast in the Buffalo News’ Executive Dining Room followed by a tour of the plant.
Alumni, we want to hear from you!
Please send us your news and photos! (Especially weddings and/or alumni group gatherings.) GO ONLINE Send us your information the easiest way by going to www.trocaire.edu and clicking “Alumni” in the menu bar then filling in your updated information in the “Alumni News” form. OR YOU CAN MAIL IT TO US Mail this form to update your file or send us news and comments. Please send us name and address changes, advanced degrees/honors received, changes in employment or family updates, and other important information. Return to: Trocaire College Alumni Office 360 Choate Avenue Buffalo, NY 14220 Name Class Year Degree/Major Name used while attending Trocaire (e.g. maiden name), if different from current name Home Phone ( Email Home Address )
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Medicine, Music and Business Define Contributions of 2005 Reflections Award Winners
The 34th annual Trocaire College Trustees’ Scholarship Reception was held at the Terrace Room of the Statler Towers in downtown Buffalo. The event honored four individuals whose artistic, medical, and business contributions to the Western New York community reflect the college’s mission, which is to enhance the community’s quality of life through uncommon attention to compassion and excellence in their professional activities. Presented with Reflections awards by Dr. Paul B. Hurley, President of Trocaire College, were Dr. Janet H. Sung and her husband, Mr. John J. Sung, both of who are founders and principals of Windsong Radiology Group, Mr. James E. Biddle, Owner of Mader Corporation, and Maestra Marylouise Nanna, founder and musical director of the Ars Nova Musicians. Kevin O’Connell, Weather Anchor for WGRZ-TV, was Master of Ceremonies. Kimberly Jones, a Trocaire Nursing student, thanked the 300 reflections attendees for their support of Trocaire College on behalf of the student body. All monies raised from the Trustee Reception fund scholarships for Trocaire students who are in most need of financial assistance. Thank you to all of our trustee scholarship reception supporters – your investment in our students’ education is an investment in the future of Western New York. A special thanks to M & T Bank - major event sponsor; Windsong Radiology Group - program sponsor; and Mader Construction Company, Inc. – invitation sponsor. Mark your calendar for the 35th annual Trustees’ Scholarship reception to be held on Thursday, October 5 at the Statler Towers.
Pictured from left to right, Paul B. Hurley, Jr. Ph.D., President of Trocaire College with this year’s Reflections Award winners, James E. Biddle, President, Mader Corporation, Janet Sung, M.D. and John Sung, MBA, Principals of the Windsong Radiology Group, Maestro Marylouise Nanna, Director of the Ars Nova Chamber Music Ensemble, and Jeffrey Hughes, Trocaire Board Member and Chair of the 2005 Trustees’ Scholarship Reception, George Eberl, Chair of the Trocaire Board of Trustees is directly behind Dr. Sung.
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